A Possible Mountain Lion, Student Followed Home and Juveniles Making Out

The San Anselmo Police Log for Sept. 14-17 includes a couple’s baseball game excitement mistaken for a domestic altercation.


Monday, Sept. 17

Found property: 7:30 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP [reporting person] said someone dumped garbage that contained personal information on the side of her building. Officers responded and were able to contact a responsible party who would dispose of everything properly.

Mountain lion: 10:23 a.m. Butterfield Road. RP reported his friend saw a mountain lion on Sept. 10 in the evening. Approximately two weeks ago, the RP saw a deer that appeared to have been attacked by a large animal. RP requested documentation and wanted the PD to know.

Student followed home: 2:04 p.m. Ross Avenue. RP reported a student was followed home last week. Officer met with the student and the parents and a report was taken.

Assault: 5:48 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a male subject was in front of the business with an injury that was bleeding over his eye. RP advised the subject said he was beat up. Officers responded and contacted the subject in the area who was uncooperative. The area was checked for the suspect, with negative results. The victim declined medical and a report.

Stolen kid’s bike: 6:28 p.m. Oak Springs Drive. RP reported her child's bicycle and helmet were taken from their open carport sometime within the past week. Officer responded and checked the area. Information was documented.


Sunday, Sept. 16 

Mini motorcycles: 1:12 p.m. Angela Avenue and Oak Knoll Drive. RP reported juveniles were riding mini motorcycles on the street and making a lot of noise. RP advised the previous day they were doing the same and weren't wearing helmets. Officer made contact with the parent of one of the juveniles and was advised of the complaint. The bicycles were put away. Officer noted the juveniles were found wearing helmets.

Possible mountain lion: 3:31 p.m. West Gate Way. RP reported at 3 p.m. a large cat was spotted. It jumped across the roadway and into the hillside. RP suspected it was a mountain lion. Officer checked the area and the animal was not located. Information was given to surrounding neighbors and a Nixle message was sent. 

Loose dog: 6:45 p.m. Butterfield Road. RP reported he found a loose dog in the area. Officer responded and stood by for humane who took possession of it. A microchip was located with owner information.


Saturday, Sept. 15 

Fire Department assist: 8:41 a.m. Agatha Court. Several 911 callers advised of a structure fire. Call handled by RVFD. Units stood by for assistance.

Vehicle collision: 12:25 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. Caller responded to the station to report a vehicle vs. cyclist fronting the station. The RP advised the cyclist has a hand injury. RVFD responded for medical.

Skateboarders: 2 p.m. Sunnyhills Dr. A citizen reported six or seven juveniles skateboarding in the middle of the street.

Juvenile problems: 5:17 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported two subjects in a vehicle making out. RP reported another juvenile in a white t-shirt trying to enter vehicles and another wearing a red t-shirt who appeared to be pouring gas in the creek.

Suspicious person: 6:33 p.m. Hillcrest Court. RP reported seeing a WMA 50's slowly walking around the neighborhood touching vehicles, and he appears to be homeless. Area was checked.

Juvenile problem: 6:35 p.m. San Francisco Blvd. Young kids are playing in wrecked vehicles and RP was concerned someone may get hurt. Area was checked.

Suspicious person: 6:45 p.m. Greenfield Avenue. RP reported a WMA with blonde curly hair, appeared to be on drugs and staggering. RP thought he was touching himself inappropriately. Entire area was checked.

Noise complaint: 11 p.m. Sunnyhills Drive. Resident reported seeing six juveniles in the parking lot possibly drinking. Area was checked and the officer was unable to locate the subjects.

Fight: 11:22 p.m. Red Hill Avenue and Sequoia Avenue. Marin Airporter dispatch advised of a physical altercation on the Airporter bus # 88. Contact made with the driver who advised it was mutual combat between two males. Units contacted one of the involved subjects. The other subject left the area, last seen walking on Sequoia, described as a man with a shaved head. The victim requested no further action and the area was checked for the other subject who the officers were unable to locate.


Friday, September 14

Suspicious circumstances: 1:30 a.m. Center Blvd. Resident advised when she arrived home a WM in his 20's jumped out of her boat and ran down Center Blvd towards Alder. Area was checked and the subject could not be located. Unit made contact with the RP and they will call if tomorrow if anything is discovered missing.

Stolen bikes: 4:06 p.m. Broadmoor Avenue. RP advised that two of his bicycles were stolen from his driveway. The bicycles were left unlocked. The RP did not have any identifying information for the property.

Suspected altercation: 7:44 p.m. Scenic Avenue. RP reported a man was yelling at a woman. RP thought she heard the man hit the woman and now the woman is crying. Officers contacted two subjects who advised there was no merit to an altercation. It was determined to be excitement over the baseball game.

Juvenile problem: 10:23 p.m. Elm Avenue. RP reported teenagers were seen inside a vacant residence, possibly partying. Officers made contact with the juvenile who had been let in by the property owner’s niece. When officers arrived no one had started drinking, the alcohol was disposed of and the subjects were counseled.


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Jessica Mullins September 19, 2012 at 03:25 PM
The possible mountain lion sighting on Sept. 16 was 10 days after another possible mountain lion sighting where the San Anselmo Police were called. But officials weren't sure if it was a bob cat, mountain lion, or some other kind of big kitty. Here's the article on that feline, which was stalking backyard chickens: http://patch.com/A-x6Sx And remember, if you think you see a mountain lion you can add it to our mountain lion sightings map: http://patch.com/A-wJMH
Rebekah Collins September 19, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Hi, If the patch is going to encourage people to report and map mountain lion sightings will it please provide some good educational tools that nurture nature awareness and relationship so this doesn't turn into a fear based activity.
Jessica September 19, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Great feedback Rebekah. I've been asking for the same about coyotes, to educate people about the coyote issue we have before it gets ugly.
Jessica Mullins September 19, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Definitely! I was already planning on doing an update this week on mountain lions vs. bobcats and other basic information about mountain lions. If you have any sources you suggest I contact, please e-mail them to me at jessica.mullins@patch.com.


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